Rishi (Sanskrit: ऋषि, romanized: ṛṣi) is a term for an accomplished and enlightened person

They find mentions in various Hindu Vedic texts

Rishis are believed to have composed hymns of the Vedas

Post-Vedic tradition of Hinduism regards the rishis as “great yogis” or “sages” who after intense meditation (tapas) realized the supreme truth and eternal knowledge, which they composed into hymns

The term appears in Pali literature as Ishi and in Buddhism, they can be either Buddhas, Paccekabuddhas, Arahats or a monk of high rank